Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Ohio Horsemint, Downy Wood Mint, Downy Pagoda-plant

Ohio Horsemint, Downy Wood Mint, Downy Pagoda-plant


Blephilia ciliata

Part to full shade, medium to dry moisture level, average soil, moderately acid to slightly acid pH.  1-2 ft. height, blooms late spring to early summer, pale blue flowers, spreads by runners.

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Native Region:  Mostly in Middle Tennessee, lightly elsewhere

Clump-forming member of the mint family. Plant has greater drought tolerance than most members of the mint family.  Attracts bees and butterflies.

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One response to “Ohio Horsemint, Downy Wood Mint, Downy Pagoda-plant

  1. joystewart July 18, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Even though the narrative says shade, mine are growing just fine in full sun. Also even though they are a mint, they are not aggressive. I wish I had more of them.

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